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Mitchell County ex-cons expand non-profit organization

Montarrious Little and Kentrez Gardner, Founders of "Back to Life Coalition" Montarrious Little and Kentrez Gardner, Founders of "Back to Life Coalition"
Evangelist Savannah Arline, Mentor Evangelist Savannah Arline, Mentor
MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) -

Two Mitchell County ex-cons are making some changes to an organization they started to help people like them be productive members of society.
Montarrious Little and Kentrez Gardner changed the name of their organization from "Working Men Incorporated" to "Back to Life Coalition."
Little was able to find a temporary job on a pecan farm and Gardner currently works on a chicken farm.


They're now working to find sponsors to fund a scholarship program, on-site job training, anger management classes, and character building courses for people getting out of prison.

"Those are still people, we are still people as convicted felons,” said Kentrez Gardner, Founder of Back to Life Coalition. “We are still people and deserve a chance in community and society. We need to survive and take care of our families."

"There's a lot of kids that get out that can't do anything because people are closing doors on them because they are convicted felons and I personally don't think that's right,” said Evangelist Savannah Arline, Mentor.     

The two men are now being mentored by Evangelist Savannah Arline in Pelham.
They say the organization has now expanded to 15 members.

Contact Montarrious Little at 229-343-9504 or Kentrez Gardner at 229-319-8933 for more information.

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